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2016

Press release: Inclusive labour market instead of separate structures (06.06.2016, in German only)

Press release: The Conference of Ministers of Justice: Justice ministers should do more to ensure access to justice for persons with disabilities (27.05.2016, in German only)
 
Press release: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23rd of April: Blind and visually impaired people have a right to books (20.04.2016, in German only)

Press release: Seven years of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Institute criticises inadequate implementation of inclusion of persons with disabilities (22.03.2016, in German only) 

Press release: Legislation on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities: Private sector required to eliminate barriers (16.03.2016, in German only)

Press release: Länder parliamentary elections of 13th of March: Committing to putting the rights of persons with disabilities on the political agenda (11.03.2016, in German only)

2015

Press release: Federal Government must make good on its promises about disability policy (02.12.2015, in German only)

Press release: NRW legislation strengthening inclusion can serve as model for other Länder (07.11.2015, in German only)

Press release: Parliamentary elections in Bremen: Persons with court-appointed Betreuung in all matters will not be allowed to vote on Sunday (07.05.2015, in German only)

Press release: UN CRPD Committee criticises social exclusion of persons with disabilities in Germany/ Aichele: "It is high time that Germany sets a course towards an inclusive society" (04.05.2015, in German only)

Press release: Review of UN CRPD implementation in Germany in Geneva on 26/27 March: National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities expects fresh impetus pointing the way forward (20.03.2015, in German only)

Press release: New national action plan for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should more directly address the Convention’s requirements (19.03.2015, in German only)

Press release: National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Extend the right to vote to all adults with disabilities (09.02.2015, in German only)

2014

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism criticises lack of action to set a course for inclusive schools (11.12.2015, in German only)

Press release: National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Improve protections for women with disabilities (30.09.2014, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism evaluated Hesse action plan for UN CRPD implementation – Report released on 18 July (18.07.2014, in German only)

Press release: National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Rights of disabled people need more attention by policymaker s (25.03.2014, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism: Federal and Länder governments should play an active role in UN procedure reviewing UN CRPD implementation in Germany (11.02.2014, in German only)

2013

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism welcomes pioneering Federal Labour Court ruling strengthening protections of chronically ill persons against discrimination (19.12.2013, in German only)

Press release on Int. Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd of Dec.: CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for dismantlement of "separate worlds" for persons with disabilities (02.12.2013, in German only) 

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for quality continuing training programmes to raise awareness (30.09.2013, in German only) 

Press release: Next to no choice in the run up to the election – Persons with disabilities come up against barriers when using online news portals (18.09.2013, in German only)

Press release: Greater courage, greater resolve – Recommendations from National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the occasion of the Bundestag election (09.09.2013, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for more self-determination by disabled people in legal matters (16.08.2013, in German only)

Press release on 26 March 2013: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for intensified efforts: 6 Länder still do not have action plans or defined sets of measures for UN CRPD implementation (25.03.2016, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for commission of inquiry on reform of psychiatric care system (16.01.2013, in German only)

2012

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for the right to vote for all people with disabilities in the 2013 Bundestag election
(25.09. 2012, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for accessibility to be anchored in the new Model Building Code (MBO)
(19.09.2012, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism recommends review of the Code of Social Law (SGB)
(21.06.2012, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for "Disability Survey" – on the 26th of March ...
(26.03.2012, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for reasonable accommodation to be anchored in law
(18.01.2012, in German only)

2011

Press release: "All of us are called upon to rethink disability"
(01.12.2011, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism: Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) refuses leadership role in inclusion at schools
(25.11.2011, in German only)

Press release: Human Rights Institute: Preventing violence against women and girls with disabilities
(22.11.2011, in German only)

Press release: Accessibility important key to eliminating society’s disability
(25.10.2011, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for changes to Federal Elections Act and European Elections Act to better accommodate people with disabilities
(11.10.2011, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism welcomes the formation of the Parallel Reporting Alliance
(01.07.2011, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism outlines key points for an inclusive education system
(31.03.2011, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for legal recognition of deafblindness as a distinct disability
(02.03.2011, in German only)

2010

Press release: 2010 Silver BIENE award to ich-kenne-meine-rechte.de
(12.12.2010, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls for protection and promotion of the rights of people with severe and/or multiple disabilities to be taken into account in all policies
(02.12.2010, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism calls on German Länder to realize the right to inclusive education
(10.09.2010, in German only)

Press release: Human Rights Institute welcomes election of Theresia Degener to the CRPD Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(03.09.2010, in German only)

Press release: First issue of “Positions” released - National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism launches new publication series
(05.08.2010, in German only)

Press release: "Human Rights Institute awards six research stipends for journalists working on disability"
(09.06.2010, in German only)

Easy-to-read press release: New webpage in easy-to-read language launched (PDF, 45 KB, not barrier free)
(04.05.2010, in German only)

Press release: National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism urges the need for more easy-to-read informational materials
(04.05.2010, in German only)

2009

Press release: "German Institute for Human Rights: Including the responsibility to implement the UN CRPD in the coalition agreement" (PDF, 156 KB, not barrier free)
(23.09.2009, in German only)

Press release: "Valentin Aichele to take position as head of the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism in the German Institute for Human Rights as of 1 May 2009" (PDF, 144 KB, not barrier free)
(30.04.2009, in German only)